pater

[pey-ter; also for 2, 3 pat-er]

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Latin: father

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Pater

[pey-ter]
noun
Walter Horatio, 1839–94, English critic, essayist, and novelist.

Pater Patriae

[pah-ter pah-tree-ahy; English pey-ter pey-tree-ee, pat-er pa-tree-ee]
noun
Latin. father of his country.
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pater (ˈpeɪtə)
 
n
facetious chiefly (Brit) a public school slang word for father
 
[from Latin]

Pater (ˈpeɪtə)
 
n
Walter (Horatio). 1839--94, English essayist and critic, noted for his prose style and his advocation of the "love of art for its own sake". His works include the philosophical romance Marius the Epicurean (1885), Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), and Imaginary Portraits (1887)

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